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 Dover Elementary School Library Program 


The Library Program at Dover Elementary School is aligned with both New York State Learning Standards, as well as National Information Literacy Standards.  A goal of the Library Program is to build a solid foundation for the development of strong information literacy skills necessary for the 21st century.

 The Library Information Curriculum is based on the following:

  • It is tied to the grade-level and subject curriculum. Information literacy is best taught within a meaningful context rather than a vaccuum.
  • It stresses selection, use, evaluation, and synthesis of information, in addition to location of information. We're not just memorizing the Dewey Decimal System anymore!
  • It helps students learn a problem-solving process and strategies for real-world applications.
  • It encourages the seamless use of multiple resources in a variety of formats. Students will use both print and electronic resources.
  • It fosters independent reading for information AND enjoyment. Life-long readers will get their start here!
  • It demands that the learner constructs meaning and is engaged with his or her own learning.

Another very important goal of the DES Library is to foster a love of reading and books. This is accomplished in the following ways:

  • Display and promotion of books within the library on the shelves and on display.
  • Author of the month display
  • Student book recommendations
  • Library Book Club
  • Booktalks - during library class and whenever requested by classroom teachers
  • Readers Advisory to help students find a book that interests them.
  • Thematic book displays
  • Discussion of genres

Dover Union Free School District   2368 Rt 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 832-4500   Fax: (845) 832-4511

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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